- 8 Dec 2021 8:21 AM
I bake gingerbreads every year, circa a week before Xmas. I usually bake more portions, one of them to decorate the Xmas tree, one of them to eat ( this portion I put in a metal box, that they soften for Xmas eve), and nowadays I bake one more portion to the kindergarten too :)
250 gram honey
100 gram butter
500 gram flour
100 gram sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tbs mixed ginger, cinnamon and clave (mix them to taste)
1 white of egg and icing sugar for the glaze decorating
Warm up the butter with the honey and sugar.
Add flour, baking soda, beaten egg and the spices. Knead well and let rise the dough for 4-5 hour.
Roll out thin the dough and cut cake forms, if you like that the cake will be bright then smear with yolk.
Decorate before baking with hazelnuts, walnuts, raisins and drageé.
Bake at 220 Celsius, for 5-6 minutes.
After baking decorate with icing glaze, if you desire."
Video by Chef Gail Sokol